If you're bringing your family to the beach, the last thing you want to do is have to hide your children's eyes when the hard bodies contest gets out of hand. And if you're there to party, you surely don't want grampa telling you to turn down the music.
Facebook can help you avoid a fateful vacation mistake. The social media giant has sliced its data to show which beaches are frequented by its college-age users, and where the grownups go.
The beach with the most Facebook check-ins for 18-24 year olds during last year's spring break window was Panama City Beach on the Florida Panhandle, the self-proclaimed "Spring Break Capital of the World." Changing the search to users over 25, the most popular spot is Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Lest you think 25+ automatically means families pouring out of minivans, Miami's South Beach, L.A.'s Santa Monica and Santa Cruz, Calif.'s Main Beach appear on both lists, indicating the older crowd may be partying right along with the college crew, or at least coexisting with them.
What's most clear from these lists is the enduring appeal of southern sunshine, as Americans flock to Florida and California to celebrate the end of a long winter.
Most popular college spring break beaches